AAX (Avid Audio Extension) An Avid plug-in format used in Pro Tools 10. It’s 64-bit ready and lets you use native or DSP processing.
ACCENT MICROPHONE See SPOT MICROPHONE.
AES/EBU Also called IEC 988 Type 1. An interface format for digital signals, using a balanced 110 ohm mic cable terminated with XLR-type connectors. See also S/PDIF.
AIFF (Audio Interchange File Format) A standard Mac format for uncompressed digital audio files.
AMBIENCE Room acoustics, early reflections, and reverberation. Also, the audible sense of a room or environment surrounding a recorded instrument.
AMBIENCE MICROPHONE A microphone placed relatively far from its sound source to pick up ambience.
AMPLITUDE, PEAK On a graph of a sound wave, the ...